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Referees confirmed for Super Rugby semis
ESPN Staff
July 22, 2013
South African referee Craig Joubert, France v New Zealand, 2011 Rugby World Cup Final, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand, October 23, 2011
South African Craig Joubert will take charge of the Bulls' clash with the Brumbies © Getty Images

SANZAR has announced that Craig Joubert and Steve Walsh will take charge of this weekend's Super Rugby semi-finals.

Australia-based New Zealander Walsh, who refereed last year's final, will take charge of the Chiefs' showdown with the Crusaders in Hamilton on Saturday. South African Joubert, who was the man in the middle for the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final, has been handed the Bulls' clash with the Brumbies at Loftus Versfeld later the same day.

The Crusaders progressed to the semi-finals with a 38-9 thrashing of the Reds in Christchurch on Saturday to set up a date with the top seeds and their New Zealand rivals. The Brumbies booked their place in the final four with a narrow 15-13 victory over the Cheetahs in Canberra on Sunday.

Super Rugby semi-finals:

Chiefs v Crusaders
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand
Kick-off (1935 local, 1735 NSW/ACT, 0935 SAT, 0735 GMT)
Referee: Steve Walsh
AR1: Glen Jackson
AR2: Chris Pollock
TMO: Glenn Newman

Bulls v Brumbies
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, South Africa
Kick-off (1705 local, 0305 NZ, 0105 NSW/ACT, 1505 GMT)
*Date will be Sunday 28 July in Australian Central Eastern/Central and NZ time zones.
Referee: Craig Joubert
AR1: Jaco Peyper
AR2: Stuart Berry
TMO: Shaun Veldsman

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